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The Australian National University

Senior Administration Officer

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary Package: 
$78,956 - $91,157 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term, (3 years, with the possibility of extension)

The ANU Biological Data Science Institute (BDSI) is a new academic unit in the Joint Colleges of Science that sits at the interface of data science and biological science. It aims to recruit, build and coordinate expertise in biological data science to accelerate the translation of biological data to biological knowledge. Operating in the space between traditional disciplines, the BDSI is positioned to collaborate widely across the ANU campus and with partner organisations to solve problems that have impact. This is a new Institute at the ANU, with an initial funding period of three (3) years.

Position overview

The Senior Administration Officer reports to the Director, BDSI, and will work closely with staff within the Institute, along with liaising closely with students, the Joint Colleges of Science Administration, the College Dean and General Manager, the Deputy Dean (Education), Research Schools across the University, and external partners such as CSIRO and ACT Health.

You will provide high-level, comprehensive administrative support to the ANU Biological Data Science Institute (BDSI) and assist the Institute Director with the business planning and projects, including the preparation of operational plans and briefings, and will provide advice on policies and procedures to support the achievement of strategic goals. In the immediate term, you will be the driving force in the setting up of the Institute, finding solutions and creating new pathways. The solution-finding element of the role will continue throughout the three year term as the Institution's capacity grows and new projects are adopted.

Applications are invited from individuals with demonstrated experience in a fast-paced operational and/or administrative focused environment. Experience in a tertiary institution will be highly regarded. The successful candidate will be able to evidence their exceptional organisational skills; will have high-level customer service skills; and will be able to use initiative and good judgement in decision-making. They will have a proven ability to quickly and efficiently, build strong and effective stakeholder relationships.

For more information please contact: Ms Nancy Richardson, Executive Officer, Joint Colleges of Science T: +61 2 6125 9515, E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have the rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems